If I could say or write anything about the newly launched RH Modern line from Restoration Hardware it would just be a bunch of heart eyed emojis because it’s amazing! I’m in love with their take on contemporary furniture, lighting and décor. The rooms are impeccably styled and still exude Restoration’s brand but with a whole new sleek look. For myself, as a designer, I think it’s a bit difficult to really define my sense of style because it’s always changing and evolving into something new based on my experiences and what’s new to the market. But I think this….
It’s been a few weeks since the big Dinner x Design event that took place at the end of September. I finally feel like I’ve started to catch up after a very busy month! Dinner x Design is an annual event hosted by the Social Concierge and GE Monogram where 15 designers and event planners design a tablescape for ten people in a 12’x 12′ space. There are no ‘rules’ so you are free to design your space however you choose and I was very fortunate to partner with some wonderful companies to see my vision come to life…..
I was approached by Chairish, a curator-approved online marketplace for vintage and used furniture, to put together a “shabby chic” design for a room of my choice! Since my favourite room to decorate is the living room, I started out on their site by selecting a few different rugs and sofas. I’m always a fan of mixing different styles, so I incorporated that into the design and put my own spin on shabby chic style. One of my favourite looks is mixing more traditional elements like the Louis accent chair with a sleek and modern marble coffee table. The key to….
We’re getting to the final stages of our project downtown, so I’ve been sourcing accessories which is an absolute favourite part of my job. The styling and décor at the end can really make or break a space. I find it can also really steer a design in the right or wrong direction so it has to be really carefully put together. Here are some options that we’re looking at: Director floor lamp, Moe’s Furniture Cylinder vase, CB2 Missoni Giacomo towels, Provide Home Jesse Leake “Morocco II” print, Pottery Barn Print, Left Bank Art Grantorino chair, Poltrona Frau….
This stunning home is by one of my favourites, CWB Architects. I believe I have posted about them before, but the homes they create are so inspiring and well thought out. I love that their spaces all look “complete”, with the attention to detail being spot on. This home is called “Hudson Hideaway” which is completely suiting for this stunner. May I move in? Amanda Images via CWB Architects
Hello! It’s been awhile, but it’s time to come back to blogging! I took a much needed break from the blogging world only to miss it like crazy. Things have been very busy with work and I’m working on some really exciting residential projects that I can’t wait to share more about! But for now, here’s a quick Twenty One Two update……. In early August, I went to Vegas and got to experience the most incredible spa I have ever seen at the Encore. I was walking around with my jaw dropped. The attention to detail was just out of this….
Here are the pictures of my showcase reveal! The concept behind my showcase design is comfortable luxury. Great design is all in the details. By paying close attention to the details, I was able to design this bedroom showcase at Once A tree Furniture that exudes this concept: luxury can be comfortable. There are little touches in this room that add to that sense of luxury like the Grasscloth wallpaper, the sateen bedding and the accents of gold. Yet the layered rugs, cozy chairs and fireplace really make this space comfortable and approachable. Mixing textures is always key to creating….
Last Thursday was my Designer Showcase reveal party at Once A Tree Furniture. And without a doubt, it was a crazy, fun, exhilarating night! I want to say a huge thank you to Once A Tree for allowing me to take part in this amazing series, I couldn’t feel more honoured and grateful. I want to also say a huge thank you to my friends, family, clients, suppliers, vendors, reps, everyone that came to show support to me and Once A Tree. I will have photos up soon of the space and of the party! Stay tuned! Amanda Image via….
I can never get enough of Lee Kleinhelter’s spaces- they’re chic, glamorous, yet totally livable. I got to tour a den and powder room she designed in the Elle Décor Concept House last year in New York and it was amazing. A small space, but high impact! The powder room walls were black & white striped and gold sea urchins lined the den walls. Sorry for the photo quality, but you get the jist. Lonny featured this model apartment below in their June issue and I fell in love immediately. A combo of black and white is one of my favourite pairings in décor and….
I’ve never been to Nantucket Island, but if I ever go, I’ll stay at White Elephant Village! Designer Kathleen Hay created this beautiful space and kept it modern while instilling the traditional charm that is Nantucket. I love how she designed the Inn with a beachy vibe, but it’s still subtle enough and doesn’t look to theme-y. How much fun would it be to design a boutique hotel? That’s definitely on my design bucket list….. Amanda Images via White Elephant Village